From left, Ministers Hussein Hajj Hasan, Ali Hasan Khalil and Samir Moqbel attend a Cabinet session at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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